where is my cd rom/dvd rom

By taz_1315
Nov 12, 2006
  1. hi there... here's my problem, i can't find my dvd rom in "my computer" i tried searching for it in device manager, and still i don't see it. i think my computer system can't detect it... what will i do?
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    if the problem is not the hardware itself,look in device manager under "IDE ATA|ATAPI Controllers adn see if the drive appears on it's IDE channel. if it does uninstall the IDE channel and reboot.
  3. taz_1315

    taz_1315 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    which is which

    ok i looked at ide ata/atapi controlles
    here's what i saw :
    primary ide channel
    secondary ide channel
    standard dual channel pci ide controller
    which of these is my dvd rom?:confused:
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    It should be on the secondary chanel. to be sure look under the advanced tab. the drive should show up as DMA2. if it shows DMA 5 then that would be the hard drive.( a few burners like plextors will occasionally show up as DMA 4)
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